A city rich in terms of history, which is now the capital of Morocco. It was in 1195, after the defeat of Alfonso 8 of Castel at the battle of Alarcos that the caliph Yacoub El-Mansour launched the construction of the city of Rabat, formerly called Ribat-el Fath which means camp of victory. In 1212, the Almohads suffered a defeat at the Battle of Las Navas De Tolosa, which logically weakened them and led to the decline of the splendid city.
In 1610, the King of Spain at the time (Philip 3) expelled the remaining Moors from his kingdom. These will go directly to the cities of the Maghreb and for a good part of them, Rabat. The city later became the capital of a small, fairly self-governing coastal republic, whose funds were brought by refugees and placed in the fleet of privateers who attacked European ships.
This same republic ‘ Bou Regreg ‘ was annexed in 1666 to the kingdom of the Sheriff.
It was finally in 1912 that the status of administrative and political capital of Morocco was attributed to the city of Rabat by Marshal Lyautey.
Today, Rabat is a nest for various interesting places to discover, monuments, holy places, pretty streets and avenues, unique museums, majestic friends and even walls that are out of the ordinary. One of the destinations among many others in Morocco that turns out to be very interesting in terms of discovery.